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Instant Pot Applesauce Recipe

Make Instant Pot Applesauce because this recipe requires only a handful of ingredients and is the perfect snack for kids.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 154.72kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 10-12 medium apples peeled and cored
  • half lemon juiced
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon


  • Place all ingredients in an Instant Pot. Stir and place the cover on the pot. Place the cover on the pot and set timer to 3 minutes on high pressure (pressure cook setting). It will take the IP around 20 minutes to build up pressure before it begins cooking.
  • When cooking is done, let release naturally for 5 minutes then do a quick release. Remove cover and let cool. Depending on the consistency you desire, mash with a potato masher or use an immersion blender for a smoother consistency.
  • Pour into sealed containers. They can be stored in the fridge until ready to serve.


  • When chopping and peeling the apples, fill a large bowl about half with cool water and squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon into it. The lemon juice will keep your apples from getting brown while you get them prepped for the recipe.
  • Use an apple corer/peeler if you have one because they will make this process go super fast. If you don’t have one, use a potato peeler and a knife to get the job done. You’ll need to peel, core and chop the apples. Place them into the water-lemon juice mixture as you work.
  • For a sweeter sauce, throw in some added sugar (up to 1 cup total).
  • Serve chilled and sprinkled with extra cinnamon over the top.
  • We enjoy a chunkier applesauce in our house, so I give the mixture a good mash using a potato masher when it’s done cooking. If you prefer a smooth sauce, use an immersion blender until it has reached the desired consistency.


Calories: 154.72kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.74g | Protein: 0.64g | Fat: 0.36g | Saturated Fat: 0.06g | Sodium: 20.12mg | Fiber: 5.36g | Sugar: 32.65g
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